Miss Nola helps Mish Wilder proofread the upcoming issue.
Dogs At Work
The Englewood Review is beginning a new feature recognizing the growing number of pets entering the work force. “Dogs at Work” will be a new feature in each issue of the Englewood Review. Pets in the workplace contribute to an increase in employee morale, offer supportive therapy, develop their own public fan base, and eliminate the need for doggy day care. We are starting by introducing one of the dogs that works here at the Englewood Review, and then we will highlight pets from local businesses.
Demanding that she be in the spotlight first is Nola, our office Queen Bee. “Nola”, whose name hails from the abbreviation of New Orleans, Louisiana –“NO, LA”, is a miniature Schnauzer. She may be small, but casts a huge shadow. She runs the office and is kept busy tallying where all the staff members are and what they are doing. Sometimes she is running in circles when staff are active. Definitely not a demure princess, Nola is very verbal and always speaks her mind. From a low mumble to a shrill bark, she puts in her two cents worth. As a self-proclaimed feminist, she always has something to say in a gruff voice to a male staff member. However, from the mighty titan Nola appears to be most of the time, she turns into a quivering mass of black and silver fur at the sound of thunder. She goes off duty and says, “don’t call me, I’ll call you”. Nola’s favorite part of the job is sniffing and sampling employee lunches and snacks. After all, she wants her employees to remain healthy and not eat too much. She does review employee performance, and, for that, she will climb up on the ad sales support’s lap to make sure the advertisements are being properly done to satisfaction. To stay up to date on office correspondence, she will sit on the Bulletin Editor’s lap to review emails and give her opinion on the editorial material. Before copy is sent to the printer, she also adds another set of critical eyes while sitting on the proof-reader’s lap. During lulls, Nola retires to her office under the Bulletin Editor’s desk and snoozes on her bed. Nola loves people and the love they shower upon her. She enjoys her position as Queen Bee and since Daddy is the boss, no one threatens her status. Stop by and say “Hi” to her, but be forewarned as you will get an earful of whatever is on her mind.